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How Many MMOs Have You Played?

Posted by Stropp on December 28, 2007

At the beginning of October I started a poll asking the question, How Many MMOs Have You Played?

All up, there were sixty four responses to that question. Here are the results.

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Out of 64, only six voters or nine percent had never played a MMO. I figure that’s not too surprising considering Stropp’s World is a blog about MMOs and folks not interested in this genre wouldn’t be hanging around here.

I was a little surprised that the biggest group was the one that had lost count of the number of Massive Online games that they had played, meaning that they had played more than five. I was expecting that the numbers would be more in line with the current breakdown of players in the various MMO games. In that case the biggest group would be those that had only played World of Warcraft, with those that had played two or three MMOs being the group that had grown bored with WoW and had dabbled in other games.

I expect this has to do with the fact that most MMO players never or rarely visit web sites about the game they are playing. They are actually too busy playing the game, in the limited amount of spare time that they have.

This would skew the results of a poll like this, and means that the readers of Stropp’s World are not necessarily representative of the general MMORPG population.

So to wrap it up, forty seven voters have played two or more MMOs, eleven have played only one, while six have never jumped into a virtual world.

What do these numbers mean to you?

On another note, the changes to the theme had an effect on the appearance of the Democracy Poll widget. I’ll be looking into this over the next week while I’m on holidays. Unfortunately, Democracy doesn’t do everything I’d like it to do, and the creator hasn’t updated it for a very long time. There are some features that I’d like to see, so I may have a look at modifying the code myself and adding those features.


  1. DM Osbon Said,

    “I expect this has to do with the fact that most MMO players never or rarely visit web sites about the game they are playing. They are actually too busy playing the game, in the limited amount of spare time that they have.”

    One thing you must remember is that MMO players that are not currently playing an MMO probably make up a good percentage of the readership of blogs & MMO sites.

    I’m not sure your summary, quoted above, is that true but why not try it as a poll? ie As a MMO gamer how many gaming sites/blogs do you read?

  2. Stropp Said,

    That’s a good point DM, and a good suggestion.

    I’ve added a new poll with the topic As A MMO Gamer I Am Currently… It should be interesting to see the results.

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